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BRATTLEBORO, VERMONT, MONDAY EVENING, AUGUST 22, 1921. IREE CENTS 6 SELLS 205 SHIPS FOR $2,100 E Shipping Board In Fair Way to Get; Rid of : : Wooden Ships estimated cost of Vessels $230,000,000 Vice Chairman O'Connor Says It Was a Case of Accepting Small Price or Allowing Ships to Rot at Anchor New York Firm Gets Them. WASHINGTON, Aug. 2-2. The ship ping, hoard today was in a fair way of getting rid of the major portion of its "white elephant", the wartime con structed wooden ships. Official an nouncement hy the -board contains the information that bid submitted by , the Ship Construction and Trading corpora tion of New York of $2,100 each for 2(15 of the 285 wooden craft had been ccepted. . The announcement added that the deal had been closed except for the fil ing of bonds by the New York com pany and the signature of the contract by the loard is expected tomorrow Vice Chairman O'Connor of the board, commenting today on the sale, said the pike was exceedingly low in view of the cost -of the 285 vessels recently es timated by Chairman Iisker at '2M. dOU,(MH). Mr. O'Connor pointed out that the board long had sought to sell the wooden ships and said that the auerna tive to sale at a low price was ing the boats to rot at anchor. allow- LORD CURZON NOTE j ; IS VERY CORDIAL England Readily Accepts Invitation to J ' Disarmament Conference at - - i ; ., . )Vasni"ston' ' WASHINGTON, Aug. 22. Formal acceptance by ,the British government of the invitation to participate in the Washington conference on limitation of armament and Far Eastern questions was received today by Secretary' Hughes. The note of acceptance was transmitted by Ambassador Harvey and was deliv ered( to him by Lord Curzon, the British foreign minister. -.-. Lord Curzon in the note said, ''I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of the invitation proffered to his majesty's government by the government of the I'nited States to participate in a confer ence at Washington beginning on the 11th of November next for the discussion of the limitation of armament and in connection 1 therewith of the interna tional problems presented by the Pacific and the Far Fast. It is with sincere gratification that I have the honor on be half of his majesty's government to re tjnest your excellency to convey to the United States government our ready ac ceptance of their invitation to take part in this auspicious meeting with the ob ject of which his majesty's government and the British government are in whole hearted sympathy. It is the earnest and confident hope of his majesty's govern ment that this conference approached, as it will be by all concerned, in a spirt of courage, friendliness and mutual understanding, may achieve far reaching results that will be conducive I fo the prosperity and peace of the world." ' The' British acceptance was the first of a formal nature to be received from the great powers who replied to the for mal invitation of the American govern ment." China, several days ago. notified this government that she would be glad to participate in the far-eastern confer ence and France in what is regarded in some quarters as amounting to a forme! acceptance notified the I'nited States that Premier Briand would particulate in the armament and far eastern discus sions. Formal replies are yet to be re ceived from Italy and Japan. SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AT HARVARD Gift of $1,785,000 -Jrom Rockefeller Foundation Makes' New Institu- t iion Possible. NEW YORK, Aug. 22. Establishment of a school of public health at Harvard universitv with the aid of an initial gift of $l,7S."i.(KK by the Rockefeller Founda tion, was announced yesterday by the university and the officers of the founda tion. s "The new school," a statement of the foundation said, "will provide opjiortun ities for research, - will . unify existing courses and will offer new or extended teaching facilities in public health admin istration, vital statistics, immunology, bacteriology:' physiological hygiene anil communicable diseases." ' ' -"The cost of maintenance and develop ment of the school," it adds, "will be met from endowment fund, in part -set aside by the university and in part contributed by the .foundation. ".The foundation's im mediate appropriations ' to the project will aggregate $1.7X.".000. The arrange ment also provides for further gifts if the growth of the school demands it. to any amount which shall not exceed $5(10.000. MAY JAIL COFFIN TRUST MEMBERS Government Finds $600 Charged for $30 Caskets Conspiracy to Fix Prices. WASHINGTON. Aug. 22. Coffin mak ers and distributors, who have reaped millions of dollars in extortionate pro- its from the bereaved, are facing im prisonment. lhe government has uncovered enough evidence ajrainst the conspirators to warrant indictments in a score of large ities. Among the defendants will lie undertakers as well as manufacturers. The charges are that in numerous in- tanccs undertakers have cold-bloodedly soaked" the poor in prices so excessive that relatives of the dead have lost heir own homes in foreclosures of mortgages by grasping undertakers. '' It is declared that the evidence in land shows that the leading coffin man ufacturers are in a conspiracy to fix BIG BROKERAGE FIRM A FAILURE PUBLIC WELCOMES COLONEL GIBSON Announcement That Trippe & Co. Has Failed a Sur prise In Wall Street NO INTIMATION OF EMBARRASSMENT Failure Attributed to Inability of Cus tomers to Meet Obligations and Shrink age in Value of Securities Fourth Failure Within a Year. NEW YORK, Aug. 2:. The failure of Trippe & Co. was announced today on the New Y'ork stock exchange. The firm, which was organized one year ago, is composed of George M. Woolsey, Wil liam J. Palmer and John J. Gillies. The failure occasioned considerable surprise as the firm, while organized in its present form a year ago, had been prominent as a commission house for b years and there had been no intima tion of embarrassment, in some quar ters the failure was attributed to the inability of customers to meet obliga tions and to the shrinkage in the last six months of values of many securities held by the firm as collateral. Albert W. Putnam, a member of an other stock exchange firm, was ap pointed receiver. About 1,000 rersons-'on ' Street When . Company I Is Escorted from Train -Music and Speaking. Company'.!, Vermont National Guard, which .vOs ("ordered to Bellows Falls in July because of the strike situation and went from there to Camp Devens for the annual muster, returned to Brattleboro on the .1.00 'train Saturday afternoon and was met nt the .station by the Brat tleboro. Military ' band, which accompan ied the company' to the armory on Main street, where a short program of music and speaking was held in recognition of the election at Camp Devens of Ernest W. Gibson as colonel of the 1st Vermont regiment. The crowd at the railroad station, on the plaza and on the street numbered probably 1,000, and there were frequent outbursts of --applause. Marching behind the band, which arranged the recognition program, were Adjt. Gen. Herbert T. Johnson of Montpelier, d. E. W. Gib son., Maj. Leonard F. Wing of Rutland and Maj. Linn 1). Taylor of Brattleboro. The new captain, ('apt. Charles A. E. Goodwin, commanded the company. At the armory Major Taylor "was in charge as master of ceremonies and re ferred to the fact that the election of Col. Gibson, brought the regimental head quarters to Brattleboro. He presented as the first speaker Walter O. Coolev of j Brattleboro, who was lieutenant colonel j of the .'72d regiment in the World war. and he mane reference to the citing of Lieut. Col. Cooley for gallantry under fire. The speaker said lie realized that mili tary subjects w.ere not jiopular in tildes of peace, but he wished to call attention to the folly of following blindly the prop osition of disarmament and losing sight of the fact that in an emergency the j safety of the country lies in its military rorves. lie congratulated the oiws. lie congratulated the regiment The firm took its tmW from Clinrlns on its selection of its new colonel. W, Trippe, Who died a year ago. It had I -, Major Taylor directed the attention of been active in motor and tire s hares. "e auuicnce to tnree men wlio were Within the last rear four stock ex-' "ated on the armorv porch. Gen. George change firms have failed. One wasire-'11- Fh.ixI. Maj, F. W. C-hilds and ('apt. centH' reinstated as a member of the!'- l- former captains of Com exchanae. having discharged its obliua-' l'a".v tions. ARMY REDUCTION WILL COST $6,000,000 THIEF DIES FROM BULLET WOUND waged successfully in the federal courts under the Sherman anti-trust laws. Differing from the operations of other 'trusts", suspected -of violating the Sherman law, the coffin combination is said to have effected such a selling ar- angement lor its coffin output that the undertaker, the final salesman in the Ion;; list of rrrfiin handlers, gets an ab- Shot by Special Officer While Trying to Rob Garage Two Others Are Caught. WEYMOUTH, Mass., Aug. 22. Ches ter Bowles die-1 in a Quincy hospital to day as the result of a bullet wound in flicted yesterday by Siv-cial Officer Wil liam B. llcndrich. who said he discov ered Bowles with two others stealing automobile tires from his garage. The two companions of Bowles, Thomas S. McAuliffe and Fred W. MeCafTery, who were arrested by llendrich, will appear in court todav. charged with larceny McAuliffe is also' charged with viola tions of the auto law. STOCK MARKET AFFECTED. Failure of Brokerage Firm Brings Fresh Liquidation. NEW YORK. Aug. 22. Sentiment in stock market circles was adversely affected at the opening of today's session by the failure of a prominent brokerage firm. Oils, steels, equipment, motors, to baccos, and food shares denoted fresh liquidation. BACK IN WASIIIXGTOX. President and Mrs. Harding Enjoy Week End on Mayflower. WASHINGTON. Aug. 22. President and Mrs. Harding returned to Washing ton shortly after 1 o clock this morning from their week-end cruise on the May flower. Knights of Columbus Hall Regular meeting of Brattleboro lodge, No. iH)3, Loyal Order of Moose, Tuesday nielit at S o clock. Wednesday, Aug. 24. Regular meeting of Protective Grange. Birthday treat. Neighbors' day meeting of Windham County Pomona Grange with Cheshire County Pomona at East Dummerston Wednesday, August 24. Members of Pro tective Grange who intend to go and have not been solicited should furnish either bread, cake or pie. Thursday. Aug. 23. Grange basket picnic at the Perkins Farm, formerly the Barber farm. Red Mens Hall Don't forget the dance in Red Men' hall Saturday night. Don't Afek Dad Ask Marjal ' HE KNOWS Ilaigh. former captains of I. who had lone and honorable mil ltary records. Attorney M. - P. Maurice- was intro duce! and spoke a few minutes as "one of the home folks," - He extended the congratulations of the home folks to the company, the regiment and the colonel and told the members of the company that the people were proud of them, that they knew them to be good soldiers, and that so long as the young men continued to show the spirit already manifested the state -of Vermont was not in danger. " Colonel Gibson resitonded to the cx- pressions of goodwill in behalf of him I self and of the officer and men of Com pany J . accepted the reception from the viewpoint of the public interest in the Secretary Weeks Says Every Possible Economy Has Been Effected. WASHINGTON, Aug. 22. The pres ent administration of the war depart ment has effected every possible econ omy. Secretary Weeks stated in a sum mary of tlie work since March 4. trans-1 Iniitted to Chairman Kahn of the houe" mimaiy com m nice, i no report .made , u -u thp lan,ot. t nf thp nusinpsv public yesterday by Mr. Nairn said the m,.n of T?vMt!c"wo were at some time department had economized even to connected with (Vmpinr I and that there the extent of restricting activities ,,vprT ,.oasoll whv" the town should which would ordinarily be considered he interested in it. This-, he said, wan the necessary, wherever th- could be done fourth time the regimental colors had without a positive injury to the erv- rome to IVattfchoro. the others who have . . , " " , V ) "erred as colunel of the reeiment having Leviewing the accomplishments of the been the late Gen? Julin-.T. Ester. Gen. department since he became secretary,, Goree H. Bond, now doorkeener ' in the Fnited States senate, and Col. J. Gray Estey, "than whom a better colonel never led a regiment." Three cheers were given for Colonel Gibson and three more for the band. ELEVEN BEFORE MUNICIPAL COURT! Business Starts Suddenly Several Are Taken .to Jail EIGHT ARRESTS ON RAILROAD GROUNDS WALT of the respond aud others may -Mr. neeKa declared mat in Ins opinion one of ' the greatest was the selection f General Pershing and General Harlxrd prices so unreasonably high and byja cniei and deputy- chiet ot staff as it methods that are completely destructive meant the lessons of the war would not be lost Reduction of the armv from 21'2iOfl to l.W enlisted men, Mr. Weeks said, would cost approximately 9C,Oi0,iXi0, due, to statutory requirements regarding the payment of lonuses, travel r"owances," etc., to discharged soldiers. In an ef fort fo avoid a deficit during the eur-i rent fiscal year a survey of all appro-1 priaiions avanaoie nad ooei made in LEGION DEDICATES TABLET AT VERDUN normally large percentage of profits out!(,-operation with the director of the mingei, ne added, wmi the result that 27,l!O0.000 already had been set aside as not needed. A survey of all government real es tate under control of the department showed 97 panels as surnlus. which would be disjMvsed of, he reported. The cost value of property declared surplus by the department since March 4 was given as $10.1. 089.1S7. while the cost value of the amount sold whs 121,-61.).e.-l. The amount received from sales was $23,294 .tins. of each transaction. The manufacturer of coffins, it is discovered, is willing to share on a liberal basis the conscience less profits garnered with the under takers throughout the country. The facts discovered by department nvest iirators has evoked what officials regard as the most shocking sample yet covered of lirohteerinn that cannot be justified upon either moral or legal grounds. Cofhns that are manufactured in fac tories at S-'iO are being sold by under takers for as hiuh as $',300, according to the substantiated charges now before the department. Coffins of the inexpen sive type, made at a cost of about $20, are sold and charged un in funeral ac counts at a cost of between $3tX3 and s4fM). DRY THREATS FAIL TO BUDGE SENATE nti-IJeer Bill May Not Be Acted I'pon Before Congress ' Takes Recess. WASHINGTON. Aug. 22. Threats by house prohibition leaders to prevent a recess of congress until the antl-leer bill had been finally enacted failed to day fo expedite action by the senate. Senator Sterling of South Dakota, chairman of the conferees, announced that it was not his plan to call up the measure during the day. Senate leaders expressed doubt as to whether a vote would be reached prior to the recess, adding that they were proceeding with plans to quit work Wednesday night for a month. NO TRADE REVIVAL BEFORE MARCH Erected to Men Who Held Germans for I U Two .Months In Terrific Battle. YERDCN. France., Aug. 22. Mem bers of the American Legion this morn- Iing in the city hall here dedicated a tab let to tin defenders of Verdun. .The cere mony was carried out in the presence of j ail the city officials. The tablet was i erected to the men who, during the ter 1 rific German onslaught of February and ; March, l!Ml, stood Iwfore Verdun ami . held back the enemy. I The tablet bears an inscription stat ing it was dedicated to the men who "ut tered the immortal words, They shall not pass. At the end of the ceremony four of the Americans were decorated by the munici pality with the special medal of Verdun. F. O. Wells of Greenfield Sees No Im mediate Belief From Business . Depression. , GREENFIELD. Mass., Aug. 22. F. O. Wells, one of the' pioneer manufacturer of taps and dies and small tools of NO OVERTURES -MADE ULSTER YET Premier Craig Returns to Belfast Holds Cabinet MeeFing' Tomorrow. and Greenfield, upon his return from New! iU-.I.I ANU Ireland. Aug. asso York was asked bv a newspaper man ciated Press). Reports that have been about business conditions. He stated in circulation here to the effect that over that business was "flat" and could see;tures had been made to Ulster either by no promise of immediate relief.' He said'th Sin" Fein or on behalf of it were that from his many years of experience emphatically contradicted today by Colo he found that the month of March was "el Spender, secretary of the FIster cabi the big sale month in the small tool t. Sir James Craig, the premier, re business and by that time business turned to Belfast this morning from a should be good in this line. ' holiday outing in Scotland. A meeting of In some linos business is eood. as Mr. the cabinet will be held tomorrow. Wells said the Wells iv Holmes sales or Court Siiows Leniency in Cases Which Warrant Such Action Two Boyf Miss Train After Calling on Girls Two Others in Canoe Mishaps Business in the municipal court has taken a sudden jump, no less than 11 re spondents being brought before Judge Frank 1). E. Stowe Saturday and today. Most of these cases were for stealing rides on freight trains or loitering about railroad property, but two were for petty larceny. Several cuts have gone to jail land there. Donald Carr and Robert Allen of West Halifax pleaded guilty Saturday after noon to the charge of stealing a revolver, two flashlights, and automobile tools from Earl Collins" s automobile the. night of Sunday, Aug. 14. The car was left standing near the church during a relig ious service, and after the service the articles were missed. Sheriff Frank L. Wellman of this place, who was accompanied by Mr. Col lins, arrested Carr ami Allen at Rain-! Ix.w. C-oun., near Hartford, last week Friday after finding some of the articles' in their roimi iiml lirimplif tlii'in tn lr:it-l tlelioro. i State's Attorney Harold E. Whitney appeared for the state and after the young men had pleaded guilty Judge Stowe sentenced them to serve not less than three months nor more than four months at hard labor at the house of correction at Windsor, where they were taken Saturday uight by Sheriff Well man. Gray F. Goddard of Taunton, Conn., formerly of Brattleboro, also was brought here by Sheriff Wellman Friday - night to answer to a charge of non-supiort of his wife and children. On Saturday the case was continued to Tuesday of this wetk. Francis J. Bibeau. automobile repair man, and Andrew LaPlaut, teamster. both of Holyoke, Mass.,and John Flana gan of Brooklyn, an iron moulder, were in court Saturday and pleaded guilty to the charge of loitering about the railroad. They were arrested by Special Agent William V. Butler of the Central Ver mont Railway its and turned over to C-hief-of-Polive George Wilson They were fined $," and costs each, which they were unable to pay, and were taken to Newfane jail by tliief Wilson to serve frni ;." to 50 days each. This morning live more respondents were iii court, two being charged with loitering about the railroad and the other for stealing rides on freight trains. They, were brought in by Special Agent But ler and Chief Wilson, and Town Grand Juror E. W. Gibson appeared as prose cuting officer in tlm absence of State's Attorney Whitney. All entered pleas of guilty. It appeared that George Demars and Carleton Beau of Sunapee. N. II., each 1U years old, came to Brattleboro yester day to see some girls and missed the night train home. They therefore went into a passenger car near the railroad station to stay over night and to get in out of the cold. Ihey intended to go home on the morning passenger train, but were found by the officers ami locked up. Judge Stowe fined them SI and costs each. The total was rather more than they could pay without telephoning to friends, bnt they thought they would be able to raise the money. Walter McCluskey, 2S, a painter, anil Stephen Burleski, a silk weaver, both of Northampton. Mass.. and Richard Williams of Lewiston. Me., a weaver, 41 years old. pleaded guilty to riding on a freight train from Bellows Falls to Brat tleboro. The two Northampton young men said they were on their way home from Lake Morey by canoe and that the canoe was smashed in the rapids below Bellows Falls. They lost their luggage and money and so resorted to the method which led to their arrest. They were fined $1 and costs, amounting to &v."i each. They said they would telephone friends and try to raise the money. Williams said he was out of' work and had been to various places looking for a job. Being unable to find one he had ionic down this way. He was fined $." and costs, amounting to .12.i.l. He had no money and said he had no means of getting any and would take the alterna tive sentence, which was about "( days in Newfane jail. " TICKETS SELL WELL FOR CHAUTAUQUA Success Practically Assured Many on Selling List Same as Last Year Assignment of Territory. Success practically is assured for the sale of season tickets for Chautauqua, which opens Saturday afternoon, as many of the ticket sellers are the same as those who did so well last year, when their work resulted in an over sale. In addition to the list of sellers nub lished herewith and the business places which already have been announced. several persons have taken, tickets to REPUTED TO HAVE their nlaces of employment in the hone that they may Ih able to sell to some' people who might not be reached other w i se. The town has leen divided and terri tory assigned as follows: Thought to Have Become Mentally De- I'rospect hill and South Main street Tanged Because He Sold Holdings In r: A," dA yiig' fV;iv.ITd Beechnut Packing Co. and Was About Lolemau rap v. TIES HIS LIFE Body Found Hanging in His Garage Married -Brattleboro Girl BEEN MILLIONAIRE Brook and liirge streets Mrs. Denni son (,'owles. Canal street Miss Ruth Baldwin. Kstevviile C. N. Bond. ();ik Grove E. G. Gustafson. llolstein-Friesian building Mrs. An nie Leonard to Leave Canajoharie. " Walter II. Lipe, who married Miss Christina Goodall of Brattleboro, daugh ter of the late Col. Ezra K. Goodall, committed suicide Saturday night by hanging in his garage on his premises in. all home being on Putney road, novfj n ,-wf iiiimi .1 .wl Kt T t 1."' AT itiM 111 ti n v Main street from bridge to town hall Canajoharie, N. Y. The motive for his Miss Jwinie Duncan. j act is a mvsterv. He was expected to lainSt tm?t7Mis IIclen Chamber-. leave Canajoharie for New York yester- Elliot street J. E. Bushnell. uaJ" afternoon to take up his new duties Green, School, Whipple and Bullock as vice president of the American Sugar streets -Mrs Fred Hall, A. L. Benedict, fining Co. :? High- street Mr. and Mrs. L. A.i m , . . ,T T. ' Whitney. .The unaccountable act of-Mr. Lipe,. Western avenue and High Lawn road who was 77 years old, came as a greatj Miss Elizabeth Crane, F. S. Knight. Ihock to the many friends of Mr. and: IlFihrbanksUe a"'1 SPI"1,CC 8treCi8-F-Mrs. Lipe in Brattleboro as well as else-; Yw,,- t root -Mr r Rr;fc where. Mrs. Lipe lived in Brattleboro afl (:n,itV.r,i Cfr,...tir v "vi,:n " ' through her young womanhood, the Good-, Forest and Chase streets Mrs. R. M. ;l Oak and Chapin streets Mrs. W. B. a.nu attenueu me nrau eooro nign scnooi... I Mie ana ner iamiiy nave visicea nerer tre?t Miss Faith Wilder many time since her marriage. ' wm:rm vtr-t n.i r,i., In the absence of his wife and two Mrs. Hal L MimvIi. 'daughters, who vere away from the Lipe; Linden street Miss Mary E Ilorton,1 ho,ne on a. vacation, the death of the, Mrs. Josua Dahlberg. ( sugar refining company official went un4 Main street from town hall, Harris noted for several hours. Soon after dawn place. Walnut street and Putnev road a Inaa wbo uad been hired to do some to Terrace street Miss Malva Roberts, work on the automobile, arrived at the Putney road. North, Tyler and Ter- garage next door to the pretentious Lipe raw streets and Park place Mrs. Er- home. ' ' ! nest V. Barre. j For a short time the man was bur.y at West River and Upper West Dnm- his work and then he happened to glance merston roads G. J. ami C II Per- up at a stairway leading from the garage proper to the upper floors. He saw the form of a man dangling from the stairway railing and recognized the man as Mr. Smith. Grow kins. Dummerston E. If. Miller. Guilford G. P. Miller. West Brattleboro Rev. A. V. Wood-. Lipe. worth in charge with a special commit- With the assistance of others he cut tec. down the body. All efforts to revive Mr. Lipe were unsuccessful, and later it-wrs established that he had apparently hanged himself Saturday night. Mr. Lipe, before being elected vice president of the American faugar Refining - . ' iCo., was general manager of the Beech- Zone in Front of Root Pharmacy Pipe llut Packing Co. of Canajoharie. He was PEDESTRIANS IN GAS ATTACK Falls ,Over, Smashing Two-Gallon . Jus of Ammonia in Cellar. regarded as a millionaire when he sold his interests in the Beechnut Packing Co. early this year. The news of his suicide Oysters can only live in water that contains at least thirty-seven parts of salt to every one thousand parts of wa ter. - . ganizations of -Springfield, in which he is interested, had taken orders for 11, (MiO.OOO tire chains, for which there is a tremendous demand. ATTACKS FEDERAL RESERVE. THIRTY YEARS OX BENCH. Methodist Episcopal Church Tuesday evening Sunday school so cial on E. E. Coyeys lawn, S7 Western avenue. Anybody and everybody wel come. Friday evening Prayer meeting in the vestry. : Third meeting of the series on Intercession. Subject, A Model of Inter cession. ' - First Baptist Church Friday, 7.30 p. prayer meeting. m. Regular church Odd Fellows Temple Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 7-10 p. m. Reg ular meeting of Dennis -Rebekah lodge. Thursday, Au. 2.1, 8 p. m. Regular meeting of Pocahontas council. No. 4. D. of P. Raising. of Pocahontas and Win onah. Corn and venison. Let there be a good attendance. Judge F. G. Fessenden Receives Greet ings of the Bar. GREENFIELD. Mass.. Aug. 22. Southerner Charges Board. Willi Delib erately Causing Hardship. ' WASHINGTON. Aug. 22. Attacks on the -federal reserve system were re newed today before the congressional commission on agriculture. J. S. Wan naiuaker of South Carolina, president of the American i;otton association, as THREE PERSONS LOST IN BIG FIRE Justice Frankiin Goodrich Fessenden of serted that deflation of the currency and the superior court, yesterday completed of prices had been terribly destructive to -lf years of service on the bench. lie Avas appointed by -Gov. William E. Russell August 20. -SOI. In recognition of his long service on the bench, the Franklin ' County Bar as sociation, through a committee consist ing of Frederick L. Greene. Frank J. Lawler. William A. Davenport. Charles N Stoddard and William S. Allen, ten tered to Judge Fessenden their felicita tions. 1 - all American producing "interests, that it had been wholly unnecessary, but that if had been brought about deliberately by the federal reserve board. , FAVORS I.ABOR MAX. FIND MX'RDERER DEAD. Gompers" Siys President Wants One at Disarmament Conference, ATLANTIC CITY, X, J.. Aug. 22. President Harding looks with favor on labor's" request "for representation in the disarmament conference to be held in Washington. Samuel Gompers said today at the opening ' of the meeting of the executive council of the American fed eration of labor. THE WEATHER. Officers Believe W. II. Alexander Poi soned Himself Dies Alone. . . PORTERSVILLE, Cal., Aug. 22. Walter II. Alexander, who, according to J. B. Bachman. a rancher, near here, shot and killed Mrs. Bachman yesterday when she refused to leave her husband Fair Tonight and TomorrowWarmer in and go with Alexander, was found dying Vermont" Tivnllit on a ranch 10 miles from here todav. ' ermonl onigHt. Alexander died before any aid could be' WASHINGTON, Aug. 22. The weath administered. Sheriff ' Smith, leader of er forecast: Fair tonight and Tuesday, the posse, believed Alexander poisoned Warmer in Vermont tonight. Moderate himself. northwest and irorth winds. Brown House at Maccon Destroyed -Another Big Georgia Summer Resort Bums. MACON. Ga.. A up. 22. Three persons are known to have lost their lives in a lire which k'stroyed the Brown House, a hotel here, early today, l iremen ex nressed belief that the death list would be materially increased when the ruins Had been explored. lAt 1') a. m. two bodies bad been found on the second floor of the Brown House. Efforts are being made to identify them. The Wigwam Burns. INDIAN" Springs, Ga., Aug. 22.---The igwam. one of the largest summer re sort hotels in Georgia, was destroyed by fire here early today. All of the approx imately 20 guests escaped from 'the building without" injury. , GEN. PERSHING AT DEVENS. Because' a piece of gas pipe fell upon was received with amazement by officials a two-gallon jug of liquid ammonia in of the Beechnut Packing Co. Those who the- basement of the Root pharmacy at could be reached by newspapermen said 10.."0 this morning, the pedestrians on they could think of no reason , why he Main street were treated to a gas at- should take his life. tack, the pungency of which caused! He is supposed to have become mentally many to cross the street or to hold their unbalanced owing t6 more or less fancied breath while passing the zone immedi- physical and financial difficulties. He ately in front of the store. 1 (carried 'life insurance aggregating several It seems that some sudden jar shook hundred thousand dollars and a short loose an old gas pipe, which fell over, time ago tried to take out $150,(MX more, smashing the jug. while the ammonia but after examination was refused. Since spread itself over the cellar floor, at the then he had been melancholy at times, same tune evaporating rapidly into ani-f Earlv in the business slump following nionia gas lhe elevator shaft to the the close of the war.Mr. Lipe became fear sidewalk above was open and so in a fi as to the future of the Beechnut Pack very few -seconds the people passing ing Co.. which he had been instrumental above began to have an attack of smart- ; h,,--,;. ,.r tmr- aa, ing eyes and of burning nasal passages. tions. and" no worrls from his i,,sHfihlv optimistic partners seemed to have any effect upon him, although the company was in eveellpTit- mmfitmn in nvni-t vr COMPANY I MEN and iMn a large business. Finally to , . reneve mm oi an jueeennut cares tus m- ... t. . I terests were bought by others, and subse- lapt. Gooowin, Lieut. I.astian, fegt. ouent events have demonstrate! that hi MORE MEDALS FOR Kilderry, Corp. Tier and 1st Class Pvt. Shaw Win Rifle Honors. fears for the safety of the business were groundless. For years he had done much for Cana- ... uviuit.o,. iu imr i.si puoiisiieu m joharie. He loved the place and the big tnday's Reformer of those who won business he had been, so prominently medals for rifle work at (amp Devens identified with, and the fact that he had up to Ihursday there are o members of dispOS((1 of ,l5s interests and was t leave Company I whose work during the last the place, together with physical ailments two days of camn cave them these ,....i.:k'm.. L , " i uuuvuuiruit ihuu turn niHiiii iitr:i nirn nient. much coveted medals j. . . i l i- 1 a, CMer rTifWn Tivim" oer m ?rVLipe aS a, Kd pubHc aker pints' out of a posVibl ""350? Thes SVS'Uf d "rtT? J "r r-,aUve were Capt. Charles A. E. Goodwin and !?.1ur11! ' J'aekLng f P10" 2d Lieut. James Bast ian. - There was IjJ?,"11? n VT one addition to the list of sharpshoot- 1 ie, C S and aU effort3 ers, Sgt. J. ,T. Kilderry making the' re-l l.f .. ,nceIs" ' . , quired number of points, while two' J"" ,ea"f two daugh- more, Corp. Thomas Tier and 1st Class 'f?' irgl? a"d Kosann, also his father, iv-f p,i,V, ,;..wi r,i , sisters and brothers. medal CHILD LABOR LAW UNCONSTITUTIONAL Decision By Judge Boyd of North Car olina Same Man Decided Against Former Act. GREENSBORO, X, C, Aug. 22. Judge James E. Boyd in federal court today held the new federal child labor law unconstitutional. The Owen-Keating child labor law was also held unconstitutional by Judge Boyd two years ago and that ruling was upheld by; the supreme court of the I'nited States. The opinion today was rendered in the case of the Vivian Spinning mills of Cherrydale. X. C. who asked an order restraining J. , W. Bailey, collector of internal revenue, from enforcing the act. The law im posed a federal tax of 10 per cent on the profits derived from products, on which child labor was employed. HOUSE PASSES FARMERS MEASURE See Mar jah TODAY The Wise Man from India Guest of Training Camp at Luncheon Reviews Cadets. AVER, Mass.. Aug. 22. General Pershing, army chief of staff, slipped into Camp Devens today to inspect the cit izens' military camp there. He arrived with two aides in the morning and was the guest of the training camp at lunch eon and reviewed the cadets in the afternoon. JIakes Several Amendments to Senate Bill Making , $1,000,000,000 Available. WASHINGTON, Aug. 22. With a number of amendments the senate bill,' which would make SI, 000,000,000 avail-j able through the War Finance corpora-, tion for stimulating exportation of agri-; cultural products, was passed today by the house. Tn the East, as a general rule, Turks wear yellow slippers,- Armenians red, Jews blue. TONIGHT Is the Night You've Been Waiting for ROBINSON'S , BOSTON UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA at Festival Hall